I will probably lose some readers over this, but it’s what I feel. I would LOVE your opinions and ideas as long as it is respectful.
Am I not a good Catholic, because I had IVF to be a parent? Adoption was not covered by my health insurance. If I didn’t become a mother, I would have died. Being a mom means no sleep, but waking up everyone morning knowing that I wasn’t a mom was more difficult. If God didn’t want me to be a mother then the procedure would not have worked. Is my son a sin because I didn’t just wait to see what God would do? Perhaps, he was giving me the opportunity to have a child through whatever means necessary.
I want my son to respect all people. I am teaching my son to value the differences in all people. God loves us all, no matter what we believe. It is the devil that judges and excludes. It is the devil that pretends to be good and hurts others under the guise of religious beliefs. DON’T GET ME WRONG, I am not a pushover, I teach my son to trust his instincts and to stand up for himself.
I am raising my son to respect people. He should never tell anyone what to do with their body. I am teaching my son that real men don’t violate other people. The sad part is society still teaches women to not get attacked. He WILL know the difference.
I am raising my son to value love. If two adults love each other than they have every right to marry. No one should tell you who you should or shouldn’t marry. I want him to see that love is love.
I am raising my son to value families. Families come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and religions. Some families have one child, seven children, no children, a mom and dad, two moms, two dads, only aunts and uncles, only grandparents, one mom, one dad, or only sisters and brothers.
I am raising my son to be respectful. We show respect by cleaning up after ourselves, speaking nicely to the ones you love, using please and thank you, helping those around you, believing in your religion but not judging others. I teach my son to pay attention to his instincts, stand up for himself in a respectful manner, doing what is right.
I want my son to have a religion. I want to share my beliefs with my son. I need my faith. I don’t want to change my religion, but it hurts me that my religion judges and excludes instead of welcomes.
What is your religion or denomination? Do you practice 100% or occasionally? Are you a devoted follower or just follow the beliefs in a limited manner?
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